Sharp, prodding sensations in the bottom of the heel may be a sign of heel spurs.
They are calcium build-ups on the heel bone in hooked, pointed or shelf-shaped profiles.
Heel spurs are also called ‘Calcaneal Spurs’ or ‘Osteophytes’.
A jabbing or aching sensation on or under the heel bone.
Heels spurs is a calcium build up that creates a pointed bone-like surface under the heel. This surface stabs at tissues with every step of the foot. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot.
Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. If left untreated, heel spurs can tear away at tissues and cause pain in other areas.
Treating any underlying associated inflammatory disease can prevent heel spurs.
Heel spurs are treated by measures that decrease the associated inflammation and avoid reinjury. The inflammation usually responds to conservative, nonsurgical treatments. Infrequently, surgical intervention is necessary.
Orthotics designed to shift and redistribute your weight off your heel will stop this from happening.